Police raid house in Eldoret Elgon View Estate, find potted Cannabis Sativa plants

Potted Cannabis Sativa plants in a bungalow at the Elgon View estate in Eldoret. [Police]

Police raided a bungalow in the Elgon View estate of Eldoret and found bhang worth over a million shillings being grown in a makeshift greenhouse.

Officers, accompanied by Area Manager Sammy Meli, raided the bungalow on Tuesday evening and found several cannabis plants inside the six-bedroom home.

In a police report seen by The standard21 cannabis plants were found in the master bedroom, 68 plants in the living room and another 14 plants in the dining room.

Another 26 cannabis plants were found inside a house adjacent to the iron walls inside the compound.

Police said the house had been turned into a greenhouse to grow the plants banned from one of the city’s posh estates.

During the undercover operation, officers recovered documents belonging to an unidentified man whom they believe to be the prime suspect.

Among the documents are a KCSE certificate, a national identity card, a university clearance report and a payment slip for certain chemicals.

“All plants were uprooted after being documented by CSI Eldoret. The total weight of the plants is 33.5 kg with a market value of 1,005,000 shillings,” the police said.

A manhunt for the suspect has since been launched.

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